Emergency Services

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By their very nature, emergencies can cause panic and concern. We understand the range of emotions you may experience when you decide a trip to the emergency room is necessary. We can assure you that the expert care you need is available when it matters most.

Carris Heath provides well-equipped emergency services at two different hospitals: Redwood Hospital and Rice Memorial Hospital.

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Is it a Medical Emergency?

If you have any doubt as to whether you have an emergency, you’re encouraged to come in. Some of the more common symptoms that could signal a serious medical emergency include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Stroke symptoms, such as slurred speech, severe headaches or weakness on one side of the body
  • Sharp or severe pain
  • Cuts or large abrasions
  • Possible broken bones
  • Any symptom that you feel needs immediate medical attention

Signs of a Stroke

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Walking difficulties, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • A severe headache with no known cause

For more information about stroke prevention visit the American Stroke Association.

Signs of a Heart Attack

  • Chest pain and/or discomfort
  • Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back
  • Feeling of uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, such as pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath — with or without chest discomfort
  • Breaking out into a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

For more information, please visit the American Heart Association.

Emergency Services Visiting Physicians

Carris Health - Redwood Hospital:

  • Fahd Arafat, MD
  • Elmer Calica, MD
  • Thomas Chapa, MD
  • Stella Ekong, MD
  • Leighanne Houserman, MD
  • Dean Munnell, MD
  • John Odom, MD
  • Kene Ogbogu, MD
  • Syed Qadri, MD
  • Sakina Sachak, MD
  • Ishan Shah, MD
  • John Torseth, MD
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